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Pokémon TCG Help Thread [Gameplay questions]

Discussion in 'Pokémon TCG Discussion' started by Fox, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. SpoinkyPearl

    SpoinkyPearl Well-Known Member

    Thank you for refreshing my memory! For some reason I remembered that you can have only one Pokémon EX in the deck or something like that... but anyway, thank you for the answer, now I can build some new decks with my old cards!
  2. gregjammer

    gregjammer Feather Trainer

    Does the same apply to prereleased cards in terms of leagues, before their respective set's street/retail release date?

    I don't know if you can use them in leagues or not, but I do know that tournaments ban them if they are unreleased to retailers at the time of the tournament's occurence date... Anyone know the answer?
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  3. ven?

    ven? Kanto Region Champ

    Once a set has been released you can use those cards for a sanctioned event, if it's league or otherwise go crazy as it doesn't matter, if it's sanctioned they might/will not allow those cards for use in a sanctioned tournament such as worlds until the set comes out.
  4. Swagsire

    Swagsire Well-Known Member

    GAHHHH. Holy crap I'm NOT allowed to post after 11 hour work days anymore. I meant Bangle! Qwaa ;195;
  5. gregjammer

    gregjammer Feather Trainer

    If you really meant silver bangle, then the answer is before weakness/resistance calcs.

    Don't believe me? Look here

    off topic but related to bangle: just remembered something about a match earlier w/ sis: I missed, misread and misapplied the first part that the extra 30 damage does not apply if it's holder is a pokemon-ex, when I attached the silver bangle to a ex, and she thought it included exes, so she assumed her black kyurem ex was ko'ed. After the match, when I researched it, I found out that she could've beat me had I not rushed to the 30 damage, or if she knew that extra stipulation, and pointed that out to me, but instead, as a result of being stressed out over a potential loss, especially with me having 3 prizes left vs. sis's one prize left, the tool's effect was incorrectly applied, ignoring the text in parenthesis, but I didn't know that it was a vital mistake that affected outcome until now, and as a result of that misapplication's discovery after research, I feel humilated at my mistake, but at least it's the first time I committed that mistake... Still, I know that she could've won had that stipulation been correctly applied, as I know a victory in a manner like that is a blow to your self-esteem as people could look at it as cheating, but since I missed that stated fact one time, and since that instance didn't actually happen at a tournament or league, but rather, in my own house, I may not be as humiliated as I would if I was DQ'ed for cheating in a manner like that in either a tournament or league rather than the confines of home, if only unintentionally, but still... :(
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  6. SkittyOnWailord

    SkittyOnWailord ☣ⓈⓀⒾⓉⓉⓎⓄⓃⓌⒶⒾⓁⓄⓇⒹ☣

    I'm not sure what tournament you were in. But if it was a sanctioned one then you would NOT have been DQ'd for making an unintentional gameplay mistake. As the penalty guidelines state:

    Notice the two parts I bolded. What you described would fit under Game-Play Error Major or Severe (depending on exactly what happened, which I didn't see). Which would resault in a gamelose at worst.
  7. gregjammer

    gregjammer Feather Trainer

    The mistake occured in a casual play match, but it is NOT a match in a registered league nor a real tournament, as noted in my last sentence of my previous post. Casual play in my case means practice. And practice in my case means nothing-at-stake-bar-brag-rights fun. That last part of post was mainly a "what-if it occurred in a tournament or league?", which is not the case in reality..

    edit: better stop while I'm ahead... No spamming it up by excessive arguing...
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  8. legendclaw24

    legendclaw24 Member

    Hey Guyz I am new to pokemon tcg online.I want some booster codes.Can somebody Give me codes? Please give me codes in private message. i need your help guyzzzzz

  9. Shayminslicker

    Shayminslicker Comes out of Nowhere

    If you transfer prisim energy around to other Pokemon on the field does it stay the same type or can you make it a different energy?
  10. TheFightingPikachu

    TheFightingPikachu Smashing!

    The card says that when attached to a Basic Pokémon, it counts as every type (but only counts as one Energy). This means that you don't have to--in fact, can't--choose to make it a different type.

    Except (assuming this is possible) if you transfer it from a Basic Pokémon to one that is not Basic. Then it becomes Colorless.

    Hope this helps!
  11. ven?

    ven? Kanto Region Champ

    ^If you're playing aromatisse and switch prism to aromatisse it becomes a colorless and can't be switched off of it.
  12. noobaloo

    noobaloo New Member

    Hi, I'm new to the world of pokemon... so some basic questions here...

    1)When a trainer card says "pick a pokemon card from your deck" does it mean a basic card only, or can you select a stage1, stage2 card?
    Some cards say specifically "pick a basic card" or "pick a stage 1 or stage 2 card". But some cards simply say "pick a pokemon card"
    Item Card Poke Ball: "... search your deck for a Pokémon, reveal it, put it into your hand..."
    Item Card Max Revive: "Put a Pokémon from your discard pile on top of your deck."

    2) Is the text written below a pokemon's attack considered part of its "attack"? Even if its non-offensive? If a pokemon's attack is blocked is the stuff described in the text also blocked? Or only the offensive stuff?

    Ponyta Pokemon has an attack called Agility. It does 10 dmg and flip a coin to prevent all effects of attacks during opponents next round. If on the Opponents PREVIOUS round (before you played Ponyta) your opponent played a card that blocks Ponyta's attack... is Ponyta's defensive portion of the attack canceled too? In other words, are all of Ponyta's potential actions canceled?

    3) Pidgeot - Strong Gust. "During your next turn this pokemon's Strong Gust attack does 60 more damage".

    Must the Strong Gust be played a 2nd time for the extra damage to occur? Or does the extra 60 damage occur regardless of whatever else is happening in the game. (is Strong Gust like launching a missile ... first it gets launched and it takes a round for it to strike regardless of whatever else happens.)

    a) Is this 60 more dmg from the first attack being applied on the next round, or 60 more damage if Strong Gust is performed again on the next attack?

    b) Does the extra 60dmg still happen if Pidgeot was defeated or paraliyzed?.

    c) Does the extra 60dmg still occour if the defending player casts Pidgeotto sand attack (flip a coin, if tails next attack does nothing).
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
  13. ven?

    ven? Kanto Region Champ

    1. If it says a Pokemon card it refers to a Pokemon card, if it excludes or asks for specifics those are your guide lines.

    2. If the attack of the card says you have to discard energy to attack or it does no dmg then you have to, if it generally asks you to discard energy, flip, etc do it anyways.

    3. 60+ and it says during your next turn you can do 60 more dmg, then the next turn you deal 120 dmg, an the turn after that 120 dmg, it also refers to the attack specifically, not another attack of the same name or another pokemons attack.
  14. Milennin

    Milennin *hugs Absol*

    I would have asked on the official TCGO forums, but since it's not allowed to post or link to pictures I'll put this here. This is a situation that I sometimes face, and I'm really not sure what's the best way to approach it. I want to use my Evosoda on Roselia next turn, but that leaves me Snivy on the bench and Serperior in my hand. Do I use Skyla to get a Rare Candy, or am I better off using her to get an N or Juniper to redraw my hand next turn and hope I get something more useful? What would an experienced player do in a situation like this?
  15. ven?

    ven? Kanto Region Champ

    ^that is just a bad hand turn 2 hand, skyla for an N, don't drop cards in the first part of the game if you can help it, but you generally have an idea of what your supposed to do, just hope you draw a supporter. If you find this to be a consistent problem add more draw supporters like N, juniper, colress, shauna, etc less energy 14 draw supporters to 14 energy is best, play 2 super rod, they are worth 3 energy per card in theory if you need more energy, profs letter adds circulation for energy to hand, especially if you like to play skyla.
  16. Tepig2000

    Tepig2000 Number #1 Tepig Fan

    Is there any purpose for the oversized cards (like the giant Krookodile EX card from the Krookodile Box)? Can they be used in game?
  17. the ash man83

    the ash man83 Avid TCG Fan

    They can't be used in the game, no. From what I know, they're purely for collection/promotional purposes.

    Though for most of them, like the Jumbo Krookodile EX you mentioned, they're proper-size counterparts are perfectly playable.
  18. hi,

    not sure if this is the right place to ask this, sorry if it isn't. I was in a random online ranked match last night. the other player offered me a full art ex (I think - I know he offered me a card) for conceding our game, the game hadn't even started yet, I don't understand why he was doing that. I thought the ranks were just an internal thing, does anyone know what he has to gain from getting me to forfeit?
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2015
  19. TheFightingPikachu

    TheFightingPikachu Smashing!

    Winning a game gives a player a spin of the bonus wheel. The bonus wheel can include some useful things Trainer Tokens, Tournament Tickets, individual cards, and most importantly packs.

    You have no way of knowing that he will follow through on a promise to give you a valuable card in exchange for you forfeiting. Furthermore, you have no way of holding him to that promise. You don't have to go accusing people of scamming, but you should regard anyone who makes an offer like that with suspicion.
  20. NeptuneCloyster

    NeptuneCloyster Squadallah

    I want to make a deck revolving around auroruses ice wall ability, maybe pairing it with stormy sea and ludicolo's alpha recovery, what would be the best way to achieve this? Seems like a lot of trainer cards to set up both a fossil line and a 2-stave evo line?

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